These two villages offer you the pleasant smell of Nepalese culture and tradition within a few hours of your visit to Nepal. These two classical village lies across the sacred Bagmati River beside Chobhar. The major attraction of Bungamati village is the Shikhara style of a temple of Rato Machindranath where the rivered rain god is believed to have been born there.
Kokhana is the fertile farming village, where mustard oil is harvested and locals spend most of their days engaged in agriculture.
Most of the men in both villages are engaged in woodcarvings while women sitting outside busy on spinning the corns, millet, etc. Despite being close to the capital city, Bungamati and Khokana still preserve ancient traditions, Newari culture, and typical village lifestyle which is totally untouched from modern development. However, the 2015 earthquake has damaged this village so harshly, thus recently these both villages need the tourism more than ever for its quick restoration.
- Walk along the holy Bagmati River
- Away from the hazy and busy Kathmandu city.
- Explore the local lifestyle of people who are totally unknown about modern development and townplanning.
- Visit Rato Machhindranath Temple in Bungamati.
- Walk through the excellent paddy, corns, and maize terrains.